>> The King's Speech swept the big awards, but who took home a win in the red carpet game? Without further ado — our favorites. Thank goodness for those eschewing usual full-on princess skirts and instead going with a little color.
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>> With Rachel Zoe styling her behind the scenes, Oscars host Anne Hathaway is said to be wearing up to seven dresses over the span of the awards. So far, she's done the red carpet in vintage Valentino couture and kicked the ceremony off in Givenchy couture. What might she wear next? Watch this spot, we'll update with every dress change.
>> The 2011 Oscars red carpet is well under way — and host Anne Hathaway has already made an appearance in a vintage Valentino red taffeta dress from Fall 2002 — the first of many looks for her tonight. Nominee Jennifer Lawrence, too, went with red — appearing in a Calvin Klein tank dress. And while Dolce & Gabbana face Scarlett Johansson is dutifully wearing a custom dress by the designers, Dior face Natalie Portman (perhaps in light of recent events) chose to wear Rodarte. Nicole Kidman, however, took the plunge in Dior couture. See those dresses, plus more, in the slideshow! And stay tuned . . . we'll be adding to the gallery as more looks roll in.
John Galliano Files Defamation Suit Against Accusers, Ordered To Meet with One Accuser Monday Afternoon
>> After an altercation Thursday night that caused Dior to suspend John Galliano, the designer visited Paris police on Friday at midnight to provide three witness statements that he never made any racist or anti-Semitic slurs, as alleged. His lawyer Stephane Zerbib also confirmed that Galliano filed a claim of defamation and injury against the couple, Geraldine Bloch and Philippe Virgiti, who accused him of making such statements.
According to police reports, Galliano allegedly yelled: "Dirty Jewish face, you should be dead!" to Bloch (who is not Jewish), and "F*cking Asian bastard, I will kill you!" to Virgiti, who is of Asian descent.
Galliano is "shocked" at Dior's decision to suspend him, according to Zerbib: “He is not guilty and is not embroiled in a court case or anything. He feels it is a decision that has been made without verification of the facts and based on one side of the story and he is very shocked about that."
Apparently Galliano's chauffeur, who was at the cafe during the incident, is a key witness and has confirmed to police that the designer's account of the events is true. A source who has worked with Galliano on several projects told The Cut he "can't imagine [Galliano] would do this to anyone. I'm an observant Jew, and I know from my own experiences with him that there's no way he hates Jewish people. He's incredibly gentle."
Today, the Paris public prosecutor's office ordered Galliano and Bloch to meet Monday afternoon at the police station in Paris' third arrondissement. "They have to find out the truth," said Zerbib. "If the public prosecutor’s office decides it is an emergency case, things could go very quickly."